Dean was injured in a ski accident at Arapahoe basin in Colorado. He was on the back bowls and doing a jump and ended up losing his footing and thought he was coming down on the snow, but there was a rock under the snow. He came down on the rock, right on his back. He had an L1 burst fracture and bone fragments in his spinal column. He also had a compression fracture at T7. He had surgery after being airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Colorado. After surgery, he had some pretty good movement in his left leg and sensation in his right. Four days after surgery, the movement and the sensation went away. Children’s Hospital Colorado did an MRI and was unaware of what happened initially. Once we were at Craig Hospital, they redid testing and discovered he had a spinal stroke. Following the spinal stroke, his level of injury is now at T5.
“Never give up“
High Fives has provided:
$6500 towards Home Renovations
Past Camp Participation
We are working on getting this athlete to a camp ASAP!